[TUHS] Bourne shell and comments

Andy Kosela akosela at andykosela.com
Sat Apr 22 00:22:08 AEST 2017


On Friday, April 21, 2017, Ron Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com
<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','ron at ronnatalie.com');>> wrote:

> Shebang is very old.   Earliest uses are around 1862 according to the
> OED.    It's listed as American Slang of obscure origin.
>

Most of us are probably familiar with the word, but it is more interesting
when and why it was first used in the context of '#!'.  It seems Dennis did
not use that term in the beginning.

--Andy
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